Hana, Maui – Hawaii-50 birthday holiday 

Far far away from Waikiki & the commercial world is a place of paradise on the east coast of Maui.

To get here you drive the Highway to Hana, only just over 50 miles but with over 600 bends, 40 bridges and a sheer drop off a cliff on single track narrow roads you can’t concentrate on driving & scenery at once. So many pull-overs to admire the views and the journey takes about 4 hours at an average of 20mph. 

This uncrowned corner of the tropics has mountains, red, black and golden sand beaches, bamboo forests, waterfalls & pools. 

The surfing is good even the local dogs surf. I’ve seen many local surfers early morning on my sunrise runs. As well as local cowboys from the ranch looking out for their calfs. 

Seen plenty of whale action each day including an impressive slap down by two males.

Roadside BBQ & fresh fruit stands feed us. Huli Huli chicken, ribs, fish tacos, ranch beef. 

Our home for 6 days is a cottage on Hamoa beach voted one of the top 5 in America.  Perfect white soft cresant sand beach guarded by black lava rocks with black sand & red sand beaches either side.

Chillax phrase was made for this place. Doesn’t get much better than this !

Fresh Lei’s on arrival
Garden of Eden
One of many waterfalls and pools to cool off in
Hamoa beach 🌊
Flower in my hair after run
Koki red sand beach
Second run so 2 🌺
Hike to Venus Pools
Shy fish 🐟 in Venus Pool

Home in Hana
Surfing dogs 🐶

Mike on a mission with his chair & beach bag
Red cliffs surrounding Koki beach
Sand bar makes for great surfing waves
White sand of Koki beach
Red & black sand end of Koki beach
Huli Huli Chicken 🍗 our favourite lunch plate
Mountain mist disappeared today
Back roads of Hana


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